wtorek, 23 października 2012

Jale i ulfire

Czytam ostatnio "A Voyage to Arcturus" i to że znalazłem tam opis nieznanych na Ziemii kolorów (które pojawiają się np. w Carcosie) jest chyba niezłym pretekstem do odświeżenia bloga (lepszym niż posty o Ambiencie 2012, Offie, Unsoundzie albo Venetian Snares, które chyba podzielą los tekstu o Ambiencie 2011, i zdecydowanie lepszym niż narzekanie na to, że blogspot ma teraz równie chujowy edytor co wordpress). A więc!

Another remarkable plant was a large, feathery ball, resembling a dandelion fruit, which they encountered sailing through the air. Joiwind caught it with an exceedingly graceful movement of her arm, and showed it to Maskull. It had roots and presumably lived in the air and fed on chemical constituents of the atmosphere. But what was peculiar about it was its colour. It was an entirely new colour - not a new shade or combination, but a new primary colour, as vivid as blue, red, or yellow, but quite different. When he inquired, she told him that it was known as "ulfire". Presently he met a second new colour. This she designated "jale". The sense impressions caused in Maskull by these two additional primary colors can only be vaguely hinted at by analogy. Just as blue is delicate and mysterious, yellow clear and unsubtle, and red sanguine and passionate, so he felt ulfire to be wild and painful, and jale dreamlike, feverish, and voluptuous.
David Lindsay "A Voyage to Arcturus", 2005, Dover Publications, s. 40.